As one of the recipients of Trevor the dog’s not too affectionate kisses, I am appalled at the amount of media coverage and public funds wasted on this matter.
I believe that the whole issue was sidetracked from the prime issue of a biting dog to the concept of ownership.
When questioning the owner regarding Trevor’s shots being up to date, I was informed that no paperwork was provided in reference to vaccinations upon adoption.
Nor was the city provided with any documentation regarding vaccinations. (Who is responsible for this oversight?)
As a result, Trevor was impounded, by the city, for the mandatory period of two weeks – the incubation period for rabies.
Unfortunately, I was also subjected to this two-week period.
Knowing the repercussions of rabies, I was totally stressed out not knowing what might happen to my health.
Never, in my 30 years as a dog driver (musher) and kennel operator, have I ever encountered such a vicious, unprovoked attack. Not even when breaking up the occasional dogfight.
Trevor is now incarcerated in the equivalent of solitary confinement with little or no hope of ever being adopted.
Where are those who wanted Trevor saved?
Why is not one of these individuals coming forth to give Trevor a home?
In the meantime, costs to the public escalate.